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PlantFiles: Green Velvet Alocasia
Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: micholitziana (mik-oh-lit-zee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frydek
Additional cultivar information: (aka Green Velvet)

Synonym:Alocasia frydek

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Emilio40 On May 27, 2012, Emilio40 from June Park, FL wrote:

I have two frydek specimens in 6 1/2 inch Pots. Both are meristem cultured.
I transplanted them as soon as I received them at 12 inches high with 4 leaves each. Both have grown two leaves each in a period of two weeks. I have them outside under a robellini palm in the pool enclosure they are watered 3 times a week by a small spritzer spray head and seem to be doing just fine. Seems that the mail order plant business is very professional ! Ooops forgot to mention I live in Florida in Melbourne on the Atlantic coast, inland, not beachside, easy growing.
Nice weather for Alocasia, Colocasia and Caladiums.
Heat & water, heat & water, heat and water and they grow like crazy.
I also Have Pink china, Mojito and Nancy's revenge as well as
Xanthosoma sagitifolium[?] grown from grocery bought Tubers [Malanga] and bunches of caladiums in pots and garden. I will post pics in the Aroid forum soon.


Neutral stevesivek On Aug 1, 2010, stevesivek from Baytown, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

FYI: the pronunciation of the hybrid name is FREE-deck.

Positive ceejaytown On Aug 29, 2006, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant makes a striking addition to the shade garden. It is root hardy here, but slow to return, so I have mine planted in a pot, and take it inside in the winter to give it a head start in the spring.

Positive Happenstance On Apr 28, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Commonly found Alocasia thought to be a hybrid of A. amazonica x A.micholitziana.

Positive mystic On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Has velvety green leaves with silvery-white veins.Likes high light but will do well in the shade.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

El Mirage, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Miami, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Los Fresnos, Texas
Oakley, Utah

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